How Do I Know If I Have A Personal Injury Case?
Personal Injury Lawyers represent individuals who have been injured due to the negligence of others. In situations such as car accidents, slips and falls, workplace incidents and even dog bites – simple injuries can cost the injured party thousands of dollars in medical bills, lost salary from time missed at work, in addition to life-altering pain and suffering. In the event you are injured, you may become worried about your ability to pay your bills. Personal injury lawyers are here to help.
What Is “Personal Injury”?
Personal injury lawsuits are extremely common. By definition, personal injury lawsuits are claims for monetary compensation following an injury due to the negligence of another party. These lawsuits are most frequently associated with car accidents, but claims can be made for a variety of injuries.
Injuries caused by defective products, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls, workplace incidents and dog bites can form the basis for a personal injury lawsuit. Regardless of how it occurred, if you have been injured due to the negligence of another party, you may have a personal injury case. If you have been injured in a workplace incident, you may have a case even if there was no negligence by another party.
What Is “Negligence” In A Personal Injury Case?
Negligence is a breach of care from what is expected of others in society. Everyday actions such as taking care of your yard, driving your vehicle in a responsible manner, and providing your customer with a product as advertised are all expected in society. Failure to meet this level of care can become negligence. For instance, after a snowstorm, businesses and homes are typically required to clear the ice off the sidewalk immediately in front of their property. Failure to do so in a timely manner may be considered negligence. This leaves the business or individual potentially responsible for any injuries that occur due to their breach of care.
What About Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation claims are another type of personal injury case. However, unlike other personal injury cases, negligence does not need to be proven. In the event of an injury at work, New Jersey Workers’ Compensation laws do not recognize fault. This means that regardless of how you were injured at work, you will most likely have a workers’ compensation claim. Of course, as with all legal matters, there are exceptions. This will be discussed during your Free Case Evaluation.
Still Not Sure If You Have A Case?
Reach out to the team here at Birkhold & Maider Attorneys at Law. We offer Free Case Evaluations to help you decide whether you want to pursue compensation from another party.
Disclaimer: Information provided on this site is NOT formal legal advice. It is general legal information. Under no circumstances should the information on this site be relied upon when deciding the proper course of legal action. Always request a formal case evaluation from a licensed attorney if you think you might have a personal injury lawsuit.